I should start this review with we've been to Kalahari twice. We decided to give Great Wolf Lodge a chance because we've never been there. Well- we'll be going back to Kalahari from now on. The staff was very nice and friendly, the rooms were clean- but you're there for the waterpark and let me tell you about it.
1. There isn't really a place to swim. A small pool that is connected to a pool that includes basketballs is the only place to swim. Its 4 feet and for little kids- lifejackets are needed. At Kalahari- they have a zero entry wave pool and an awesome outdoor pool for swimming.
2. Lazy river- BORING and small. At Kalahari- you practically go around the entire indoor waterpark and it its themed out like crazy with waterfalls, water shoots. The only waterfall here was so sad- more of a trickle.
3. The bucket water-playscape. This is bigger than the one at Kalahari- and with two slides. So GWL wins this one.
4. Water slides. Ugh- 2 slides for little kids and 2 slides for slightly bigger kids. The only big slide here (and there's only 1) is a tube ride that takes you outside and dumps you in a pool. Not very exciting. Kalahari has slides for everyone- roller coaster slides, 4-people family tube slides, toilet bowl swirl (that's what we call it) slide, and more. And- for all ages!!! Not just big slides, small ones too.
5. Infant area. Both GWL and Kalahari have a nice infant area. Kalahari has more than one slide and its bigger though.
This place is for kids 2-4 years old. After that- its a snooze. Either way- go to Kalahari, you'll be spoiled by everything- including a zoo- bigger arcade, indoor playscape, etc. Sorry GWL- you just can't compete with the big guy down the street.
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- Also Known As:
- Great Bear Lodge Sandusky
- Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio
- Great Wolf Hotel Sandusky
- Great Wolf Sandusky
- Great Wolf Lodge Ohio